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Polly Bar

401 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
+61 3 9417 0880
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Poor service and terrible experience don't go here again

I booked a table for 9 of my friends for a special occasion and they were unavailable... Don't go... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
James F
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Waited ages to be served. Seems like their most experienced bar tender is on the service station... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
lauraclarke
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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As one of the original Brunswick Street Cocktail bars, Polly aims to captivate, inspire and excite Melbourne, the same way it did when its doors opened over a 18 years ago. Using unique recipes which have been put together by Polly's very own bartenders, and with decor taken from the boudoirs of 1920's Paris, Polly aims to give you a truly one of a kind experience. Polly stocks a wide selection of local and international craft beers, spirits and wines, along with unique lists of Absinthe and cigars. For a non-alcoholic alternative we craft exquisite mocktails suited to your taste.
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Hours Today: 5:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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401 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
Fitzroy
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+61 3 9417 0880
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I booked a table for 9 of my friends for a special occasion and they were unavailable... Don't go here you won't get served for atleast 30 min. Worst cocktail bar experience of my life. Never again. Don't make the same mistake.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Waited ages to be served. Seems like their most experienced bar tender is on the service station. Wasn’t overly confident the guy who served us knew what he was doing. Cocktail over shaken and watered down.More

Thank lauraclarke
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Nora G, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Hi lauraclarke. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for Polly. It doesn't sound that your experience was up to the high standard that we hold ourselves to. We are in the process of training new bartenders however if your cocktail was not...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Walked past this place on Saturday night and spotted the funky red walls and lounges. We immediately decided we’d stop and have a spontaneous cocktail. They have delicious cocktails and the staff are really nice. Very chilled atmosphere.

Thank Matt B
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Nora G, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2017

Hi Matt. Thanks for leaving a review, we are glad that we caught your eye and you decided to stop in for a cocktail.

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

More of a cocktail bar, but they do serve beers. Lovely 1920s decor inside. Can be pretty pricey though - once saw a $30.00 bottle of beer.

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Nora G, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Hi, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit at Polly Cocktail Bar and hope you visit again soon.

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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Great vibe, wonderful selection of cocktails and all round fabulous place to have a few drinks... or more! Highly recommended.

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Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

A really large bar so you can find a comfortable seat to relax. A range of drinks that will keep everyone happy.

Thank Zerg0
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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

This is where my sister had her 18th Birthday cocktail. Well, cocktails... The interior is plush, reminiscent of 17th Century France. Our barman, or cocktail artist; Dave, was attentive and brought us some fantastic twists on classic drinks. The prices aren't bad either, definitely recommended!More

Thank Yasmin M
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Management response:Responded August 16, 2017

Hi Yasmin. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We always have new and exciting cocktails coming onto the menu and as you found out, can reinvent the classics too. Hope to see...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Josh n Jay are KINGS of the bar! What a beautiful and welcoming place! Even better than when I visited 13 years ago! We all arrived as "Cathy's" after the Biggest Withering Heights Day in North Fitzroy and were welcomed with open arms. It's classy...More

Thank Troy H
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Management response:Responded July 18, 2017

Hi Troy. Thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us - and we have to agree that Josh's cocktails are great. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Four of us came here for cocktails on our way to dinner elsewhere.We enjoyed three cocktails and a mocktail between us. Being a sucker for elderflower I couldn't go past the "Fresh Start" with its gin, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit bitters & house-made mandarin shrub, topped...More

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Reviewed April 25, 2017

We had one of our best nights during our stay in Fitzroy here. Entertaining bar staff, unique decor, fantastic choice of drinks. Nice spot to sit and kick back in the evening with a few beers and a few friends.

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Casey G, Owner at Polly Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2017

Hi Pumperman, we are so glad that you enjoyed you time at Polly. Thanks for taking the time to review our bar. Be sure to drop in for a few next time you are around :)

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